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Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


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    Girl, 8, shot during memorial for young shooting victim on West Side

    CHICAGO, Ill. — A 8-year-old was released from the hospital after being shot during a memorial for another young shooting victim on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of North and Major in the Austin neighborhood. A large group was gathered in the area to mourn the death of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in a gang-related shooting in the same neighborhood earlier in the day. Jamia Barnes was shot […]

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    Chicago Air and Water Show starts with practice flights

    CHICAGO — Preparations for the annual Chicago Air and Water Show are underway with practice flights drawing eyes to the skies over the city. Free to the public, the official show takes place Saturday and Sunday on Lake Michigan from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach serves as the show’s center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Thunder and lightning delayed the practice show on Friday. Participants this year include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Parachute […]

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    2 firefighters injured, 11 displaced after extra-alarm fire in Grand Crossing

    CHICAGO — An early morning fire caused damage to four buildings, hurt two firefighters and displaced 11 people in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. The fire started around 1 a.m. Monday at a vacant building in the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue and spread to three other buildings. The homes were fully engulfed in flames. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries and are in stable condition. Eleven people, including four children, were displaced as a result of the fire. The […]

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    6-year-old girl shot in head, uncle killed in South Side shooting

    CHICAGO –A six-year-old girl underwent surgery Friday for a gunshot wound she suffered in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m Thursday near 68th and Calumet in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood. 6-year-old Zariah Muhammad was shot in the head while playing outside with her uncle and cousins, having a water balloon fight. Zariah’s uncle, 22-year-old David McCray, was killed. 6 yr old Zariah Muhammad shot in the head on the South Side. She is alive and […]

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    Driver killed after Metra train strikes SUV in Oak Lawn

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — A man was killed when his car got hit by a Metra train in Oak Lawn Monday morning. A train headed for Union Station struck a white SUV near East Shore Avenue just before 8 a.m. The train struck the car and dragged it for several blocks. The Oak Lawn Fire chief says the man in the SUV did have a pulse when he was removed from the vehicle, but died soon after at Christ Medical Center. Two people from the train were transported […]

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    Demonstrators take to Chicago streets to protest fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal

    CHICAGO — Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday, sometimes blocking downtown traffic, to protest the shooting of an unarmed man. Sunday’s march took place days after the release of police video showing officers shooting at Paul O’Neal. He was a suspect in a car theft. The video, from the incident which happened last month, shows police firing repeatedly at the vehicle O’Neal was driving and later, officers handcuffing the fatally wounded man. None of the footage shows the moment O’Neal was […]

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    Trump faces backlash over attacks on family of slain Muslim US soldier

    The father of the slain Muslim U.S. soldier at the center of a controversial feud with Donald Trump said Monday he had no desire to escalate the conflict and that it’s time to “join hands with good Muslims” — even as the Republican candidate attacked him on Twitter during the live interview. Khizr Khan was a guest on “New Day” on CNN Monday with his wife Ghazala Khan, and delivered the criticism of Trump amid an extended plea for unity […]

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    Chicago police in two police-involved shootings Thursday night

    CHICAGO — One man was killed and another person was injured in two police-involved shootings last night on the city’s South Side. An 18-year-old male is dead after an officer-involved shooting in the city’s South Shore neighborhood. The shooting happened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday after police spotted a stolen car near 74th and Merrill. The Jaguar was stolen from Bolingbrook earlier in the evening. According to police, as officers got out to confront the driver, he put the car in drive and side-swiped […]

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    Chicago Police Department employee shoots attempted robber in Lawndale

    CHICAGO — A civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department shot an attempted robber on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of South Sawyer Ave. in the Lawndale neighborhood. According to a statement from the police department, the attempted robber approached the 57-year-old CPD employee, a detention aide, and the employee shot him. The employee’s girlfriend told WGN-TV that he was on his way to work at a second job […]

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    Canopy at CTA Blue Line station damaged by lightning; service resumes

    CHICAGO — CTA service is back to normal Monday morning after lightning struck and collapsed part of a Blue Line station’s canopy on the city’s near West Side. Trains were halted on the Blue Line Sunday after the pedestrian ramp onto the Illinois Medical District station was hit, and part of the protective covering caved in. Just passed the L collapsing at Racine on 290- unbelievable! #storms @BenBradleyABC7 @jerrytaft pic.twitter.com/nC2tXuUXqo — Isles OfErin (@IslesofErin) July 24, 2016 The ramp itself is […]